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Kid’s Painting Classes have resumed at The Studio. Every Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 pm kids ages 6-12 learn painting skills while creating a new image each week. On the 1st and 3rd Thursday Homeschool kids meet from 11-Noon. If you have young painters interested in learning contact kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com or text 540-683-9688 to register your artist! It’s a fun learning environment!

The Fall Capon Springs Art Retreat starts Sunday. We will be there for 3 days. It may not be too late to get a reservation. We always have such a great and relaxing time at Capon Springs Resort and Farm. Check it out and join us for a day or two.

We took a little trip yesterday to pay our respects to James and Dolly Madison at Montpelier, the Madison home. It’s a short drive from Front Royal and an amazing place full of history. The foundation has done a beautiful job restoring and recovering the history of the time. “Via interpretation, research, and civic education, Montpelier engages the public with Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.” It’s worth a visit. (Click here to see the visit I made there 4 years ago.)

Savannah is one of the teenagers who attend the Wednesday evening art class. She always paints some interesting subjects. The last few weeks she has worked on a “Face Plant”. I kept trying to get her to explain what that is to me and she kept laughing at me. LOL! Nice work Savannah. Love your colors and style. Another student pointed out how this is similar to Salvador Dali’s work. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

The kids started back with class at The Studio yesterday painting an umbrella….so appropriate for yesterday’s storm! They were more interested in getting Lincoln to be in their photo than looking at the camera. LOL Homeschool students classes begin this morning at 11 am. Contact kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com to get a seat for your young painters.

Yesterday we added the Tufted Titmouse to our little Bird series. Great work everyone! If you missed one of our birds there is a make-up session on Tuesday, Sept 7th. Click here to register and to see other upcoming events including the male and female cardinal classes.

Tammy did a great job on this gal! She is on her way to the beach. Love it!!!! Did you know if you have an image you’d like to do you can contact Kelly and set up a session at The Studio to get some help. Contact kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com. Or click here to see what is coming up next at The Studio.

We had a creative evening painting these beautiful porch leaners last night. Great job everyone! Click here to take a look at the upcoming classes at The Studio.

I recently drove out to The Farm at Clover Hill....a great little a new flower farm offering beautiful cut flowers. You can cut your own or they will cut for you. And the flowers are gorgeous. I am hoping to have a paint class out there soon……maybe when it cools off a little outside. Be sure to check them out and go cut some flowers soon. I got some lovely sunflowers that I created this painting using as reference and also some zinnias that I hope to paint today.